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October 2016

The World is Strange! The manga and paintings of Tiger Tateishi and Yuichi Yokoyama

October 28, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
1-1 Hijiyama-koen, Minami-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0815 Japan
red-tiger-super-express-tiger-tateishi

Red-Tiger Super Express, 1964 Collection of Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art ©Tiger Tateishi Courtesy of YAMAMOTO GENDAI Tiger Tateishi (aka Tateishi Tiger aka Koichi Tateishi; 1941-1998) started his career as an artist when he showed his work in the 15th Yomiuri Independent Exhibition in 1963. He began to draw cartoons in 1965 and before long was doing series for newspapers and magazines, establishing his name as a manga artist. In 1969, after moving to Milan, Tateishi introduced the spilt-frame…

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November 2016
¥410

Bihoku Hillside Park Winter Illuminations

November 15, 2016 - January 9, 2018
Bihoku Hillside Park,
1300, Kamiharacho, Shobara-shi, Hiroshima
Shobara, Hiroshima 727-0022 Japan
Winter Illuminations at Bihoku Hillside Park - 1 of 35

This expansive park in Shobara is a favorite destination for dating couples looking for a romantic setting and families after some holiday magic. Deep in the countryside, the lights really pop. The 17:30 switch on is pretty cool and the Japanese village area is surprisingly tasteful. Fireworks every Saturday. 2016/2017 Season Opening Times 11/15-1/12 17:30-21:00 (Final admission 20:00) Closed 12/31, 1/1, 1/5 Admission: Adult: ¥410 Junior high & elementary school: ¥80 Access: 5-10 minutes from Shobara IC on the Chugoku…

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December 2016

Redouté’s Choix des plus belles fleurs

December 17, 2016 - February 5, 2017
Hiroshima Museum of Art,
3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, 730-0011 Japan
rose-collection-corsage-collection-tokyo

Dutch painter and botanist, Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) was an official court artist of Marie Antoinette and, known as "the Raphael of flowers", has been called the greatest botanical illustrator of all time. His print series “Choix des plus belles fleurs" (Selection of the Most Beautiful Flowers), created for flower enthusiasts, is comprised of colorful flowers, gorgeous bouquets, and fresh fruits. This two-part exhibition introduces the beautiful world of flowers from “Choix des plus belles fleurs” with a total of 144…

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January 2017

Nanzan Shimizu: Hiroshima’s The Master of Modern Metalwork

January 6 - February 12
Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum,
2-22 Kaminobori-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0014 Japan
nanzan-shimizu-exhibition

Shimizu Nanzan was born in Mihara in Hiroshima prefecture and entered the Tokyo School of Fine Arts the year after its establishment. He became a teacher in Kagawa after finishing the post-graduate department in metal carving. In 1915, at the age of 40, he resigned and embarked on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. He served as professor of metal carving at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts from 1919 until 1945. He was appointed a Teishitsu gigei-in or Imperial Court…

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Hiroshima Carp vs Nippon Ham Fighters Preseason Exhibition

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Daily until January 19, 2017
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
carp-balloons

Can the Hiroshima Carp get revenge for last year's Japan Series loss against their rivals from Hokkaido in this preseason exhibition at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium?

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Free

Momote-sai

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Miyajima,
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
momote-sai

Ritual firing of the first arrow at Omote Shrine on Miyajima is held on January 20 every year. Click here for more info and pics.  

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Free

All or nothing

January 20 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Centre Point Hiroshima,
5F 3-12 Yagenbori, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0027 Japan
all or nothing

Eclectic music selection by Matt from NYC at Centre Point. Here's how resident selector, DJ Matt, describes the event: ALL or NOTHING (aka 一か八か or 1or8) - meaning there is no middle ground, all risks will be taken, life is a gamble that you’ll will never win unless you take the biggest chances. 1or 8 is a musical adventure through eight decades, countless genres, and the most unique sounds you will hear in Hiroshima; brought to you from Brooklyn, by…

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Free

MU’SICK

January 27 @ 10:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Last Friday of the month
Koba,
1-4 Naka-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0037 Japan
dj night at koba in hiroshima

DJs play a mixed bag of sounds (not just metal) at Koba on the last Friday of every month.

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¥1200

Hiroshima Import Automobile Show

January 28 - January 29
Green Arena,
Naka-ku
Hiroshima city, Japan
Hiroshima Import Car Show

Fancy and vintage cars on display in Green Arena. Open 10:00-18:00 on Saturday and 10:00-17:00 on Sunday. Entry is free of charge for kids under 16. Photos from the 2015 event here. http://importcar-hiroshima.com/

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February 2017
Free

Setsubun-sai at Daisho-in, Miyajima

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Daisho-in Temple,
210 Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 739-0592 Japan
setsubun at daishoin

Every year on February 3 (Setsubun) a few thousand people crowd into the precinct in front of Daisho-in Temple on Miyajima for bean throwing, taiko drumming and to try and grab a bag of lucky mochi chucked into the crowd by lucky men and women, toshi-otoko and toshi-onna, with the same Chinese zodiac sign as that of the coming lunar year. See videos of this event and read more about Setsubun in Hiroshima here.

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Free

Setsubun-sai at Saikoku-ji, Onomichi

February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saikoku-ji Temple,
29-27 Nishi-kubo-cho
Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken 722-0044 Japan
setsubun at saikokuji, onomichi

Lucky beans, mochi rice cakes, mikan oranges and lucky tickets for prizes thrown out into a large crowd after rituals to banish evil spirits and welcome in good fortune at Saikoku-ji Temple in Onomichi. Read more about Setsubun in Hiroshima here.

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Free

Setsubun-sai at Sumiyoshi-jinja

February 3 @ 2:00 pm
Sumiyoshi-jinja Shrine,
5-10 Sumiyoshi-cho, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0813 Japan
setsubun at sumiyoshi-jinja

Have the smell of 1000 fish heads wafted over you by shrine maidens wielding giant fan to ward off bad luck in this ritual Sumiyoshi Shrine claims to date from Heian times. Read more about and see photos and video of Setsubun at Sumiyoshi Shrine here and more about Setsubun in Hiroshima in general here.  

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Free

Setsubun-sai at Gokoku-jinja

February 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Gokoku-jinja Shrine,
2-21 Motomachi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, 730-0011 Japan
setsubun at gokokujinja shrine

After a cleansing ritual to ward off evil spirits and bring in good luck performed in the shrine building which includes a little bit of bean throwing, the action moves outside and a shrine priest shoots arrows at a big image of an oni demon head. Finally, there is quite a battle to grab bags of lucky beans thrown from the top of a tower erected in the shrine precinct. Some of the bags of beans have lucky tickets attached…

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¥5000

World Igloo Building Championships

February 5
Osorakan Snow Resort,
Yokogo, Akiota-cho
Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima-ken 731-3801 Japan
team-gethiroshima-at-the-inaugural-world-igloo-building-championships-creation

Creative and speed building divisions in this fun, but quite hard day at Osorakan Ski Resort. See pictures and read more about the first World Igloo Building Championships in 2013. Get together a team of 4 to 6 people over 6 years old to enter either the 20 minutes speed building contest or the more elaborate artistic category. The ¥5000 per team entry fee includes a free bus between Hiroshima and Osorakan. Provisional schedule 06:30~06:55 Registration at Hiroshima Station (Shinkansen…

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Free

Mihara Daruma Festival (Shinmei-ichi)

February 10
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Daily until February 12, 2017
North side of JR Mihara Station,
1-1-1 Shiromachi
Mihara-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Mihara-Shinmei-ichi-Daruma-Festival-th

For three days, the area around the north exit of Mihara Station is packed with over 500 festival food stalls and lots of lucky daruma dolls (including some unusual local designs), including the nation's biggest weighing a couple of hundred kilograms. Read and see more photos from the "Daruma Festival" here.  

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Free

Miyajima Oyster Festival

February 11 - February 12
Miyajima,
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
miyajima oyster estival

One of Miyajima's specialities is oyster, and every year on the second weekend in February, some of the juiciest are served up at rock bottom prices. Also traditional drumming and kagura performances on the Sunday. Held in front of the ferry terminal on Miyajima so you can't miss it. Read in more detail about this festival here and get the low down on all the oyster festivals in the region here.  

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Museum of Fine Arts, Reims Exibition

February 11 - March 26
Hiroshima Museum of Art,
3-2 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Hiroshima, 730-0011 Japan
avenue de l'opera camille pissaro

400 years of French art from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Reims, the city in which France's kings were crowned for centuries. This exhibition includes works by Jacques-Louis David, Pissaro, Gaugin and Sisley. There are also works by Japanese–French painter, Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita. Admission: Adult: ¥1300 High School & College: ¥1000 Elementary School & Junior High: ¥600 Image: Avenue de l'Opera, Camille Pissarro, 1898 Musée des Beaux-Arts Reims

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Free

Froide

February 11 @ 11:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Enjoint Bar Cover,
2F #5 Hakubishi Bldg 7-6 Nagarekawa-cho
Hiroshima, Hiroshima-ken 730-0028 Japan
froide

A mixed batch of dance sounds in the tiny bar with the amazing sound system, Enjoint Bar Cover. Regular DJs RINN paul (GetHiroshima) Rarh Free admission  

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Hadaka Naked Man Festival in Okayama

February 18 @ 6:00 pm
Saidaiji Temple,
3-8-8 Saidaiji-naka, Higashi-ku
Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken 704-8116 Japan
saidaiji naked festival

Every year on the 3rd Saturday of February, on one of the coldest nights of the year, thousands of men in fundoshi loincloths parade around Saidaiji Temple in Okayama Prefecture getting purified with freezing cold water. After cramming into the main temple building, the lights go out at 10pm and two lucky shingi sticks are released from the ceiling. The 9000 or so men battle to get hold of one of them and try to stuff it into a wooden…

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Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

February 19 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Senda flea market

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until February 26 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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March 2017
Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Senda flea market

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until March 20 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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Hiroshima Carp vs Seibu Lions Preseason Exhibition

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
carp-balloons

Preseason pro baseball exhibition match at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows Preseason Exhibition

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fukuyama Shimin Kyujo Municipal Baseball Stadium,
Takegahana Undo Koen Sports Ground
4748 Minomi-cho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken 720-0832 Japan
carp-balloons

Preseason pro baseball exhibition match in Fukuyama.  

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Hiroshima Carp vs Yakult Swallows Preseason Exhibition

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mazda “Zoom Zoom” Stadium,
2-3-1 Minami-Kaniya, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 732-0803 Japan
carp-balloons

Preseason pro baseball exhibition match at Mazda "Zoom Zoom" Stadium. For seating and ticket details, see our Mazda Stadium Hiroshima Carp Ticket Guide.  

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Free

Senda Wasshoi Matsuri Flea Market

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Higashi-Senda Park,
1-1 Senda-machi, Naka-ku
Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0053 Japan
Senda flea market

Relatively large flea market in Higashi Senda-machi Park next to the old Hiroshima University building. There are also food stalls and live bands performing on a little stage, which help to give the event quite a lively atmosphere. Postponed until March 20 in the event of heavy rain. To sign up to sell at the flea market Call (in Japanese) more than one week prior to the event 090-9500-6534 between 10am and 6pm and give your name and the date…

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